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first realized that we had to come and do this and we did not just want to say no. >> you live on arkansas street? >> i have a letter from them confirming and i have pictures of the signs that were posted and that were given to me of the signs that were posted. >> we have more public comment. >> the postings, were they down through the bottom part of the park or just at the rec center? >> ok. >> i think we have more public comment. >> good afternoon commissioners. i guess i am guilty as
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presented. the film is being put on by the same person that puts on the films at union square, washington square and delores park. >> that is not true though. i am on the board of that organization. this is not our film. so -- >> who puts your films on? who manages them? the person who set everything up and it is tom boss. tom is the person who is putting this film on. i talked to him. i talked to felder to find out what the procedures were. he says you have to get a permit. took me probably a week to figure out the website. filled out a permit and i sent it in. in the meantime, this was kind of an add-on that bridge
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thought would be good for community building. there seems to be a problem in san francisco around project areas where there is almost a wall. we are trying to break that wall down. so, there was an advertisement in the -- that came out august 1. this is a copy of the flyers that were posted on telephone poles and light poles. and we knocked on doors. if nobody answered, we put them there. we had a meeting that was attended by about eight people. no one was against it. we talked to the people directly across the street who have children who thought wow, this is fantastic. we are finally having that park arriving along with all of the other neighborhoods. i apologize for not reaching
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out to 700 arkansas street quite well. the captain is go to cover it. we are paying for park rangers. i don't think it will be a catastrophe. if it is, we obviously won't do it again. and i appreciate your support. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on item? seeing none public comment is closed. >> i would just say i think everything sounds fine. i think it is confusing the first time you do an event like this because it is not clear how to do it. i would ask you if can take that flyer and canvass the neighborhood one more time so people do not come home from saturday and find they have no more parking. it is challenging. there is no department that deals with outdoor movies.
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first time is the hardest. some people didn't get it. if we can do it one more time i would feel good about it. >> commissioner lee. >> i don't know what the department policy is in terms of the noticing. because you are getting this late july for an event that will happen in less than a month. what is your policy generally? what is your cut-off? >> we don't have a cut-off. i would love to set one. it would certainly make my life easier. but a lot of the public is looking to do events and we try to accommodate them. that is what we do. and you know, he will tell you i suggested that this was not possible at first. and then i was convinced that the community kind of knew about it and it would be wrong for me to just say no i can't get it done. >> given public noticing, --
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>> that is why we would not have come here if we did not have a backup. the notice of the event, i think, it was, and our park service area manager has seen the signs. they are posted all over the park. you know, we have tried. >> commissioners, we were throwing this in your lap. it is a good cause. it is an effort at community building and a one-time children's family movie event. given the short amount of time we had to work, actually my staff went and bent over backwards to try to make sure that the community was as well notified as possible. had there been any objection in the process dana arranged for it to be anindoor movie night. you have the discretion to tell us what to do. >> are we going to have a staff
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person there at the movie night? two park rangers. i would love to get a report back on it. success or otherwise. >> they are going pay for the cost of one park ranger. are they going to pay for both? >> i really need you to speak into the "mike & mike in the morning." >> we were planning to have two. we could have them pay for two. but we would staff it with one and put one on it. but we can ask them to pay for two. i can make that a condition. >> do you need two? >> since it was a new site we were just talking to marcus. we felt we would put a second person out there. >> ok. all right. thank you. commissioner harrison. >> dana, what would be a reasonable cut-off for these
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sorts of things in advance? >> well, to have to go to the commission i would think i should have the application -- >> 30 days. >> and with outreach 60 days in advance just to get the process done. but that is not always possible . i had a month before the event because theirs happened to be in september. the overnight we brought you last time that they were doing at corona park, again, i got the application. i try to make these things happen. i would think if i had not had a backup i would not have been here because i could not put you in that situation. that would not have been fair. >> the other question i have is -- i forgot the other question i had. did you have a cut-off, how
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would the folks out there know that 60 days prior having to an event you have to have notice. >> we could put it on our website with the application. do not apply less than 60 days before the event. but we have freedom of speech rallies, issues come up. and we have to process freedom of speech rallies. if you parse your ways through the park code there is a heavy burden on us to turn around permits. for this, which say fun event, we could ask people to do it further in advance. but what happens when they put it out to their community and they didn't really know. >> you can't do that. you can't do it to one and not the other. >> right. we try to make it happen wherever we can. >> it would be up to you on a case by case basis. >> we always try to make it happen. >> ok. thanks.
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is there a motion. >> there is a motion. so moved. >> moved and seconded. all those in favor. it is unanimous. >> we are on item number 11 golden gate park children's playground children's renovation. >> good afternoon commissioners. here today to request award of the contract to valand he landscaping construction for $841,500. based on the project replacement of the large plaza, colored concrete, stone walls and stairs, secured and screen trash and recycling area, landscape and irrigation and planting and improvement and site furnishing. the framework has been coordinate andt carousel will remain open during the 120-day construction period. we received six bids on the
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28th of july. h.r.c. had yet to complete their review of bids. they now completed their review and we reviewed the contractor qualifications. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> so moved. nice piece in today's paper. are are moved and seconded. it is unanimous. >> item 12 >> good afternoon commissioners. i am a project manager with the capital division. you have these in your pocket.
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i wanted to point it out. well, i am here to present and request the award of the contract -- there is a typo on the number. please refer to the last bids. it is $999,018. the recreation center and playground between 22nd and 23rd street the renovation of the children's play area at the lower part of the park, which is located, i am pointing it
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out with my finger right here, close to the tennis courts and also to the basketball courts and the play area was completed in 2007. the scope of this project includes the renovation of the play area located adjaceant to the center and the reconfiguration of the entrance on arkansas street to be able to achieve compliance. landscape, irrigation and site furnishing. you don't have this in the package but i brought the newest layout of the site plan. basically what we are doing at the entrance on arkansas street we are creating pedestrian separate entrance and vehicles
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for dropping visitors and handicap access. and then we have new asphalt around the recreation center. we are removing the old street. we are relocating one of the palms to be able to be out of the perimeter of the rec center, just planning for the future renovation of the recreation center and the playground area. actually it is within the back of the recreation center. it will have a new structure and area. we are also doing the implementation of the improvements to the soft ball
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field which is located on the east area -- southeast area of the recreation center. we received five bids. two bids were rejected. and we got two lower bidders and one that is won over the construction contract. we will implement the construction contract by the end of september or early october with the duration of eight months and completion in may 2011. our objective review was being done and i am recommending award of the construction
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contract. >> i came to the original presentation and overall the people i have spoken to in my neighborhood on arkansas street are very happy about this whole thing. i do have a couple of questions. adjaceant to the bridge project, now in the bridge plans of having their gardens coming up to the rim of the baseball field, which is overall a big nice, green place.
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i am curious to know how the plans work with the bridge plans, which seem to have a couple of paths going on to the big field. and what the veap. that is an overall question that several of us would like to feel comfortable with. we are happy with what is going on. the only thing that i have any considerable questions about is the soft ball field. is that going to remain natural or is it going to have artificial turf. they finally said -- somebody listened to me about my tirades will lead poisoning and tire wheels. in a future date have some sort of a presentation to the neighborhood about the plans of the project in concert with the
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bridge so that we could get an overall sense of what the grand plan is actually going to be when it is implemented. thank you very much. >> seeing no other public comment, public comment is closed. >> we can give the neighbors the presentation. >> yes basically i just want to say that i have been actually had some calls from the housing authority that it is trying to do some work on the housing projects and i think what she is referring to probably is this. there is a path right here, is that right? that is the path that you are
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referring to, this one over here? >> whatever it is there will be plenty of chance to present the whole thing to the neighbors. >> we will have a presentation. >> thank you very much. do we have a motion. are are before we make a motion i need you to repeat the amount that this award is for. >> let me just confirm just to make sure. total amount is $999,018. >> commissioners, when you make the motion -- >> so you want me to actually write that number down? >> i have got it. >> you got it? >> i got it. >> all right. do we have a motion with the corrected amount. >> so moved.
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>> seconded. all in favor. >> aye. >> opposed? hearing none it is unanimous. >> item 13 is off calendar. before we go to item 14 we will do the general managers report. >> general manager. >> thank you commissioners. very quickly. quick announcements. summer camp season ended last friday. it was probably the strongest this department had in recent history. we had over 15,000 program registration, which is double that we had the season before. children could choose from 50 different camps from all over the city. my personal favorite a boating camp where kids were able to see sharks on the bay. one of the highlights that i was going to show you but i am not in the interest of time is a music video created by our campers at the harvey hilk center.
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-- harvey milk center. >> i think next meeting you should bring that and we will have the general manager's report at the right time. we will have a full house and you can entertain the crowd. >> great video. fair enough. >> it is worth noting the day camp offerings we earned an additional $500,000 for a total of $1.1 million. >> we were planning on that, right? >> i want to recognize enterprise high school students for their summer gardening program. 32 high school students participated in this long-standing programs working with staff. students worked on a variety of projects including clearly ivy and replanting areas. this is a summer partnership that dates back to 1978 and enterprise is in the process of applying a grant to expand the program year round on saturdays. i wanted to say thank you to enterprise and the kids that volunteered in our parks this
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tomorrow. talk of summer brings us into our fall season. this marks the beginning of our fall season under our new recreation model. staff and managers have been working nonstop over the last several weeks to get the new model off of the ground. wonderful training sessions i have attended over the last week. i want to thank and commend them for their efforts so far. as you know our new model moved from an outdated mod toll one more flexible. we have city wide programming. and we are actually optimistic that even with fewer staff we will offer more programming than we have in the past and will have more community input on what the programming needs are at our various recreation centers. we have the fall season broken up into segments as we build our new model. phase one just started with after school enrichment programs, early childhood
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development programs. phase two begins the first week in september after labor day going into the first week of october. the green machine, you might have seen yesterday we had a demonstration held for staff and supervisors thanks to a partnership our first of its kind green steam machine. it is the first one in the united states. it is an alternative for weed control. it further reduces the use. tell provide cost savings over time.
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>> seems to me we ought to get publicity on that. >> we did have publicity about it and we will keep pushing it. our park scores are at a 19 average. the highest that they have ever been. it is also a testament to our very successful effort and partnership through the job now program. we had over 100 individuals participate in our jobs now program who have been instrumental in our park maintenance. outside land. i wanted to take a quick opportunity to update you. another plan estimates 80,000 people over the course of the two days. it was a terrific event.
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i think those that were out there felt very good. this was our smoothest year ever. how the event went during it is weekend. had year we had a great partnership with the san francisco pld. i want to commend martha and the department of park and traffic. >> i always used to be able to hear it from my house and i couldn't hear it this time. >> this weekend marked a
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special day for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. he was sorely missed. i was in berkeley at a craigs list foundation boot camp. upcoming events. there is optional camping and all meals are provided for volunteers. on saturday from 9:00 a.m. to
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noon we will host a meet and greet event. an opportunity to meet staff and each other to learn about the plans and enjoy light refreshments. golden gate park the second annual horse shoe tournament. our annual show in the county fair buildings with our great partners. it is there, please join. sunday is sunday streets in golden gate park. we have a very busy weekend. last thing i want to remind you all around the corner on september 15th is the party for the parks. it will be held at the japanese teagarden in golden gate park.
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the very last announcement is i am very pleased and proud to report that our concourse fountain project is coming to an end. if you have been out there, they are testing the fountains now. you can actually see them on. while we may do a soft opening sooner, we will have our official turn on the fountains celebration on september 10th at 9:30 in the morning. and that concludes the general managers report. >> is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed.
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>> thank you for arranging a tour of the outside lands. i got a chance to see the set occupy saturday. and then i came back on sunday evening and the one thing that i noticed was the size of the crowds. the size of the crowd on sunday was significantly larger than the size of the crowd on saturday. and i was wondering, given the headliners on saturday and sunday why did they not have their bigger day on saturday and have the headliners on saturday and the lighter night on sunday since it ends earlier and the next day is the first day of school. have a lighter turnout? that is maybe something that we should think about as you are moving into next year. the other thing that i saw was the overall the event was well run.
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the interesting thing i saw on monday was in the chronicle, the video of the fence jumpers. every year we see almost in the same spot. they tend to attack the fence. you can see the kids running in. i was wondering if this is something we can address next year since it happens every year since the festival started. they kind of hit the same spot. maybe that is something. >> thank you for both comments commissioner. somebody who was tired and bleary on monday morning. i appreciate your comments about sunday night headliner, which was terrific. kings of leon. i am not in the music business. we leave the booking of talent to the event producer as i am sure you appreciate there are a myriad